Karen previously worked for the Foundation for the Diocese of Helena as an Accountant and Office Manager. Prior to this, she served as the Parish Financial Consultant. Before moving to Helena, Karen served on the board of directors for Basin State Bank headquartered in Stanford, MT with branches in Lewistown and Geraldine. Karen’s background also includes work in the banking industry in the Seattle area and two years in finance for The Boeing Company. She grew up on a ranch outside of Stanford and attended Montana State University where she earned a degree in Business Finance with a minor in Economics. Karen served as Vice President and President of the Rossiter Elementary School Parent Council and served on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council.